counting

Two bowls—one with five grapes, one with eight half-grapes
Counting grapes

Counting grapes

I am pretty sure I have mentioned this before, but one of my proudest achievements has been watching a "Talking Math with Your Kids" hashtag (#tmwyk) blossom on Twitter in the past few months. Now, on a nearly daily basis I (and you, if you join us over there) get...

Twister

Twister

Tabitha received a Twister game for her recent birthday (7 years old!) She enjoys a version of the game in which one person spins and the other follows instructions until, as Tabitha puts it with much delight, the cookie crumbles. The players switch roles for...

Book shopping

Book shopping

Math teacher mom (and long ago former student of mine), Megan Schmidt sent in the following report for Talking Math with Other People's Kids month... --- Her husband (who is not a math teacher) and three-year-old daughter—we'll call her Marian—are...

Playlists

Playlists

Parenting is a tremendous amount of work. Within that work are beautiful moments of love and joy. For Tabitha and me, these moments often involve music. We had an impromptu dance party in the kitchen the other night that began with my putting on some music to do...